Cardiogenomics

Evidence-based educational resources for healthcare providers on cardiogenomic topics.

Factor V Leiden 

GEC-KO on the run: A 2-page, evidence-based summary for healthcare providers.  Features a bottom line, red flags to consider genomic consultation or testing, surveillance and management recommendations. (Updated Oct 2014)

GEC-KO Messenger: A 4-page, comprehensive evidence-based resource for healthcare providers.  Features a bottom line, red flags to consider genomic consultation or testing, surveillance and management recommendations, references and more.  (Updated Oct 2014)

Point of care tool: Contains when to offer genetic testing and management recommendations for asymptomatic carriers. (Updated Oct 2014)

Familial hypercholesterolemia 

GEC-KO on the run: A 3-page, evidence-based summary for healthcare providers.  Features a bottom line, clinical features, Canadian diagnostic criteria, surveillance and management recommendations. (Updated Oct 2019)

GEC-KO Messenger: An 8-page, comprehensive evidence-based resource for healthcare providers.  Features a bottom line, clinical features, diagnostic criteria, surveillance and management, references and more.  (Updated Aug 2019)

Point of care tool: Contains the Canadian criteria for the clinical diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia as well as clinical features of the condition. (Updated Sept 2019)

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 

GEC-KO on the run: A 3-page, evidence-based summary for healthcare providers.  Features a bottom line, red flags to consider genetic consultation, benefits and limitations of genetic testing, references and more. (Updated June 2014)

Point of care tool: Outlines the evaluation and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (Updated June 2014)

Long QT syndrome 

GEC-KO on the run: A 3-page, evidence-based summary for healthcare providers.  Features a bottom line, QTc cut-offs, red flags to consider genetic or cardiac consultation, benefits and limitations of genetic testing, surveillance and management, references and more. (Updated Aug 2016)

Point of care tool: Contains a brief overview of long QT syndrome and the red flags for how to identify the condition and the individuals who would most likely to benefit from referral to genetics and a cardiac arrhythmia specialist. (Updated Oct 2016)

GEC-KO aims to aid the practicing non-genetics health professional by providing informed opinions regarding genetic/genomic conditions, services and technologies that have been developed in a rigorous and evidence-based manner with periodic updating.  The content on the GEC-KO site is for educational purposes only.  No resource should be used as a substitute for clinical judgement.  GEC-KO assumes no responsibility or liability resulting from the use of information contained herein.